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LINGUIST List 23.3899

Wed Sep 19 2012

Confs: English, Historical Ling, Lexicography, Phonetics, Phonology, Socioling/France

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <xiyanlinguistlist.org>

Date: 19-Sep-2012
From: Jérémy Castanier <jeremy.castanieruniv-poitiers.fr>
Subject: Journée Parole 4: Walker and the English of his Time (18th c - 19th c)
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Journée Parole 4: Walker and the English of his Time (18th c - 19th c)

Date: 16-Nov-2012 - 17-Nov-2012
Location: Poitiers, France
Contact: Nicolas Trapateau
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Lexicography; Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Meeting Description:

The spoken language researchers working in the Projet Parole (MSHS) at the University of Poitiers invite you to their next meeting. This fourth edition of the Journée Parole echoes the diachronic work undertaken during the previous workshop (November 2010) and will focus on 18th century English pronunciation as described in John Walker's Critical Pronouncing Dictionary (1791).

Invited Speaker:

Joan Beal (University of Sheffield)

Salle Mélusine - MSHS (bâtiment A5)
5 rue Théodore Lefebvre
86000 Poitiers - France

Friday 16th November 2012 (conferences: 30 min + 15 min questions)

Opening and welcome speech

10.00 - 10.15
A Portrait on Walker as a Lexicographer and Teacher of Elocution: New lights on Walker's contribution to the study of English
Rita Ranson, EA4314 GRIC, Université du Havre

10.15 - 11.00
'Syllabication' in English according to John Walker's Dictionary
Nicolas Ballier and Véronique Pouillon, EA 3967 CLILLAC-ARP - Université Paris Diderot

11.00 - 11.45
(W)ho, W(h)en, W(h)ere, and W(h)at? The Eighteenth-century Pronunciation of 'wh'
Joan Beal and Ranjan Sen, University of Sheffield

11.45 - 12.00

12.00 - 12.45
Walker's Rhetoric on Word-Stress: How to prescribe correct pronunciation to speakers of English?
Rita Ranson, EA4314 GRIC, Université du Havre

Lunch at the staff restaurant 'La Petite Ville'

14.30 - 15.45
Plenary conference
'A Received Pronunciation': Walker and the enregisterment of RP
Joan C. Beal, University of Sheffield

15.45 - 16.30
'L'eco di Londra': Walker's dictionary and the teaching of English in 19th Century Italy. Descriptivism and Prescriptivism in Two Manuals for Learners of English Pronunciation.
Sylvia Pireddu, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano.

16.30 - 16.45

16.45 - 17.30
Elements for a Phonological Characterisation of 'Solemn Pronunciation' in Eighteenth-century English, as Described in John Walker's Dictionary (1791)
Nicolas Trapateau, EA3816 FoReLL, Université de Poitiers

Dinner at a restaurant in town

Saturday 17th November 2012 (Salle des actes, UFR Lettres et Langues, bâtiment A3)

9.00 - 11.30

The morning will consist of a round table discussion devoted to:

- An assessment of past and current projects regarding 18th and 19th-century dictionaries : digitization, edition and electronic exploitation. Including live demonstrations by Jean-Louis Duchet and Franck Zumstein (cf. abstracts).

- Future projects

- The constitution of a wider (European?) working group, with a potential network grant.

All information and abstracts can be found at:


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